H.R.3962 - Affordable Health Care for America Act

To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. view all titles (10)

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  • Official: To provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Popular: Affordable Health Care for America Act as introduced.
  • Short: Affordable Health Care for America Act as introduced.
  • Short: Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 as introduced.
  • Short: Affordable Health Care for America Act as passed house.
  • Short: Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 as passed house.
  • Official: An act to provide a physician payment update, to provide pension funding relief, and for other purposes. as amended by senate.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as passed senate.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as passed house.
  • Short: Preservation of Access to Care for Medicare Beneficiaries and Pension Relief Act of 2010 as enacted.

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    bkrueg 11/11/2009 4:16pm

    Just more of the same. Your personal attacks and insinuations are only meant to change the subject. HR-3962 is un-constitutional. You cannot shut down debate with a free people.

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    justamick 11/12/2009 3:10am

    Look, I know how people like to be ideological and envision a utopia where there is not poverty disease or war… but it is all a fantasy. Why? Because of human nature.

    Here are some facts you need to consider… Under a Public Option, health insurance costs are regulated by the Sec of Health & Human Services. What that means is if you fall into certain income brackets, you’ll pay X number of dollars for an insurance premium… Those premiums go towards paying bills… What happens is when the cost of coverage goes beyond the amount paid into coverage… Where does that come from? Simple, it comes from TAXES, it comes out of TAXPAYER dollars. Lets assume that there are no new taxes levied by Congress to pay for this budgetary monstrosity (which is not true, many many new taxes are levied) where exactly does that money come from? Simple, the government BORROWS more money to pay for the system thus INCREASING the federal deficit.

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    bkrueg 11/12/2009 5:53am

    Lets give President Barack Obama a fair chance. Liberals are trying to make the case in defense of the Obama presidency and so far the response should lay to rest any doubt that these first 10 months have been a disaster for the President. Everything he’s passed hasn’t worked, unemployment is skyrocketing, Democrats are losing elections, and he’s proposing massive entitlement programs that will pile on to the $12 TRILLION dollar deficit. The war is going badly; Americans are dying at home and abroad to terrorists due to the Obama administration policies and failure to act. The democrat party has overreached on HR-3962; Obama promised America would have the same health care plan as members of congress. Americans do not want it and the Presidents poll numbers are dropping because of it. JUST-SAY-NO TO OBAMA/PELOSI CARE.

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    LucasFoxx 11/12/2009 5:28pm

    Equal pay regardless of their gender, race, or age(S.181); American Recovery and Reinvestment Act; expanded National and Community Service H.R. 1388; improved enforcement of securities and commodities fraud and financial institution fraud S.386; reduce no-bid defense contracts and improved the organization and procedures of the Department of Defense for the acquisition of major weapon systems S.454; Credit CARD Act of 2009 H.R.627; Cash for Clunkers; Veterans Health Care Budget Reform and Transparency Act of 2009; repealed previous Executive Orders in removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells, disallowing unrelated add-ons in government procurement, revoking Executive Orders concerning detention or the interrogation that undermined the laws of the United States and the Geneva Conventions;…

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    LucasFoxx 11/12/2009 5:28pm

    …instituted a policy (by Executive Order) whereby every appointee in every Executive branch agency has to sign and Ethics contract banning Lobbyist gifts and barring them from coming from, leaving to, and contracting with Lobbies for 2 years; has begun dismantaling the detention center at Guantánamo Bay Naval Base; has begun posting all White House visitor records on line; his international diplomacy has mended strained relationships with our allies, cornered our enemies, has heads of state around the world talking about a new era of multilateralism, which has resulted in the exposure of a secret Iranian nuclear facility and a Nobel Prize; all while improving his golf, bowling, and basketball games, and opening the White House itself to American families and children at an unprecedented pace. What did your favorite President accomplish in his first 3 quarters?

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    justamick 11/13/2009 3:20am

    I’m gonna have to take the side of the Devil’s advocate on this one…

    Democrats have lost seats in New Jersy and Virginia. It does not necessarily point to a loss in public faith in the Democrats… I think you wont be able to make that kind of ascertation until the off year elections next year. When polls come out showing the standings of the different candidates, then you can make those kinds of predictions and assumptions. It is just too early to tell otherwise.

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    bkrueg 11/13/2009 5:22am

    It was a 20+ point swing from a year ago in both States away from Obama on Nov.3rd. The exit polls are showing the voters are blaming Obama for the economy and the $12 trillion dollar deficit. Like President Clinton said, “It’s the economy stupid.” The national polls show Obama ratings falling after HR -3962 was forced down our throats in the House.

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    justamick 11/17/2009 6:36am

    Yes but you’re not giving me ANY indication that that points to a probable loss in 2010 by the Dems.

    Polls have even shown that a small percentage of people said that Obama’s policies led to their voting for the Republican candidate. Even then, you can really only use that argument in the case of the Virginia Gubernatorial race. In New Jersey, the incumbent Dem governor was grossly unpopular, but not because of the Dem’s national policies or the Obama Administration.

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    bhumphreys52 11/12/2009 1:15pm

    Just look at places where a public option has been implemented and it is obvious that costs for care is less. You do realize that you as a taxpayer already pay the highest rates in the world for your health care that is ranked 37th in the world for overall care. We have the best facilities and we pay the most we should be number one in over all care. We are not number one, why? Even Canada with all their problems pay less and have better overall care. Fear of a public option because of higher cost is nothing more than ignorance of the US Health Care system

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    justamick 11/12/2009 2:42am

    Ofcourse the system is broken and needs to be fixed. That is not even a matter of debate.

    However, he is lying to you and the rest of the American people.

    1) President pledged no more increases in Government Spending but yet within a few months of entering office, he signs the LARGEST single spending bill ever!

    2) President pledged to begin getting all our troops out of Iraq and shift those troops to Aftghanistan. Here we are in November and he cant seem to figure out what his strategy is going to be in Aftghanistan not to mention troops havent started withdrawling from Iraq. He did pledge to start removing them 6 months after he took office… did he not?

    3) From the get go, the President has promised transparency in his Administration. He pledged that any bill he signs would be posted on whitehouse.gov for, I believe, 72 hours before he signs the bill. But yet the first bill he signed NEVER MADE IT TO THE WEBSITE.

    You tell me… Is the President lying or not?

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    justamick 11/12/2009 2:44am

    Oh almost forgot…

    4) He pledged to not increase the deficit… but yet the budget for FY 2010 increases the deficit as stipulated in his budget proposal submitted to Congress.

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    bhumphreys52 11/12/2009 1:03pm

    1. I recommend a book “In the FED We Trust” by David Wessel to help explain why the spending bill was required. To be fair he was presented with extraordinary situations that required extraordinary measures. I also did not like everything that was done under that bill, but I know why it was needed.
    2. Last I heard the emphasis is on Afghanistan and we have a plan to exit Iraq. I would hope that unlike his predecessor he will be measured in his approach and seek advice from many before he commits to a strategy in Afghanistan. The reason for the delay according to the news today is that he has asked those involved to develop an entire plan that includes an end game.
    3. A technical error, I am not saying Obama is a saint, but you are stretching. Maybe you could use this website to find truth and lies http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/
    All Politicians make statements, promises and pledges and some they keep and some change due to circumstances.

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    justamick 11/12/2009 3:11am

    Where is the federal deficit at again? Approaching 12 Trillion dollars! That’s a $39K share of the deficit per citizen. Perhaps you’d like a bill from the US Gov’t demanding $39K from you? That is the cost of the increase in government spending. That is the cost of programs like Social Security, Medicare/Medicade and Obama/PelosiCare. That is the cost of wars like Iraq and Aftghanistan. Where does it stop?

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    bhumphreys52 11/12/2009 1:30pm

    The 12 trillion dollar deficiet is due to greed on the market and war not Government programs. Medicare/Medicade and Social Security help those in the middle class that work hard all their lifes for a small wage. The deficit stops climbing when we grow the middle class of our Country. Without controling the high cost of health care you cannot grow the middle class. By supporting this segment of our Country we create oportunities and are more productive. If you burden these people with high health care costs and subject them to those on wall street for their security in old age then you suppress growth. If you don’t think beyond your own pocket book we will not be able to return to the 0 deficit of the 1990s when Clinton left office

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    justamick 11/13/2009 6:42am
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    justamick 11/17/2009 6:47am

    I misspoke earlier. I used the definition of deficit and debt interchangeably, which was incorrect.

    Deficit is spending more than you are bringing in annually.

    So with that said, the national debt is at 12 Trillion. This is largely because of an excess of government spending and a now six years of a budget deficit. Two wars, OIF and OEF, as well as spending on programs like SS and Medicare/ Medicade have led to the ever deepening hole of debt that we, as a country, find ourselves in today. Increasing debt has caused this economy to bomb, which is Bush’s fault. You cant increase spending and cut your income and expect the economy to NOT bomb out. The fact is, there is a legacy in the 20th century of social programs that have been placing a burden on our government’s budget and it’s only gotten worse.

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    justamick 11/17/2009 6:48am

    It has come to the point now where we are 12 TRILLION in debt with a 39K per household price tag on it. It isnt high costs of health insurance that led us to this predicament, it is incompetence at Executive and Congressional levels that has led us to this point. HR3962 does NOTHING but make it worse.

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    justamick 11/17/2009 6:59am

    Here’s the scariest part… our national debt is expected to reach nearly 19 Trillion by 2014! That is nearly 100% of this country’s GDP!

    The point is, Congress is biting off more thank it can chew. We cant afford this kind of reckless spending and it needs to stop NOW!

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    justamick 11/12/2009 3:12am

    Let’s talk about the taxes that will be levied… Social Security has become a fund that Congress has basically been utilizing as a “savings fund” for an increase in government spending. What exactly do you think is going to happen with the taxes that are specifically levied for this Health Insurance Reform bill? They too will become yet another fund that Congress will tap into when ever they want to to pay for yet again, more and more Government spending.

    When exactly does it stop? I too want Americans to be able to afford health care, but this bill goes about the wrong way. This bill opens up loopholes that allow Congress to rain down more and more taxes to increase Government. Do be foolish into thinking that the tax dollars will allocated appropriately… because they wont.

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    cdacar 11/11/2009 8:00am

    I think he has a point. If this bill passes it will be mandatory to have health insurance. Those who fail to get health coverage will be instituted a penalty/fine. In this society, what generally happens is you don’t pay a fine? Further penalization. Jail is most certainly an option!

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    bhumphreys52 11/11/2009 9:05am

    Penalties and punishment do not automatically equate to jail time. Garnished wages, not being able to renew your drivers licence just to name a few alternitives. The question I would ask is why anyone would not take advatage of the oportunity to get health insurance? I am forced to pay for many things in my daily life and I have consequences if I don’t none of which include jail.

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    bkrueg 11/11/2009 10:20am

    IS THAT YOUR IDEA OF FREEDOM?

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    bhumphreys52 11/11/2009 12:44pm

    Freedom comes with a high price as what we observe on this day can attest too. My idea of freedom is to be able to argue with you about the welfare of our country. If you think freedom is based on whether or not you are forced to buy health insurance under threat of a $200 fine then my no fault car insurance is also a threat. Social Security which is the only safety valve for many of our elderly is also a threat to your idea of freedom, because you’re forced to pay for it before you use it. I take my freedom very seriously and the freedom to not be totally devastated by a family health problem is important to many of us. Your continued good health is also important, I hope you enjoy good health for years to come so you can see that this health care reform is good for all of us including you.

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    bkrueg 11/11/2009 1:26pm

    My idea of freedom is as out forefathers wrote in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. HR-3962 is un-constitutional.

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    nmeagent 11/11/2009 5:59pm

    Freedom includes not having your time and energy stolen at the point of a gun and redistributed at the whim of a government official. I take this very seriously, as do 100+ million other Americans. We are not going to stand by and let this happen. Expect massive civil disobedience in defiance of your idea of freedom, i.e. soft tyranny.

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    bhumphreys52 11/12/2009 12:21pm

    Last I heard there is over 320 Million Americans and no one is pointing a gun to redistribute. I guess if you want to show civil disobedience then I applaud your conviction as misplaced as it is.

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    nmeagent 11/12/2009 2:33pm

    100+ million Americans would be those who take this seriously. It is not an exact number, of course, but it is at least the same order of magnitude.

    All government action implicitly threatens force. Say I refuse to buy health insurance. In this case, there will probably be some sort of extra tax or fine. If I refuse to pay this penalty or compensate for garnishment of wages by refusing to pay an equivalent amount elsewhere, I will be arrested and charged with tax evasion. If I resist arrest, I will likely be shot to death by Officer Friendly. If despite my resistance I am captured anyway and put in prison and I then try to escape, I am shot and killed by Corrections Officer Not-So-Friendly. Pretty much every method of direct resistance leads directly to some form of violence on the part of government. This is why we limit their power!

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    justamick 11/12/2009 3:18am

    The threat of fine is NOT $200. And as I’ve said before, IRS levies the fine which means failure to pay = jail time and MORE fines.

    You also cannot use car insurance as an example. As stated before, driving a car is NOT a right. It is a priveledge. You dont HAVE to own a car, which also means you dont HAVE to have car insurance. You could choose to use the public transporation systems. Regardless, Car insurance is still a choice. Health Insurance coverage as stipulated in this bill is NOT a choice. That is the major difference here.

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    justamick 11/12/2009 4:07am

    I think you’re a bit skewed here. Freedom came at a high cost for this country. At the cost of blood. That freedom was from against more taxes and independence from an oppresive government.

    Here we are, 233 years later, right back where we started.

    To me, it’s insulting to have someone tell me that the cost of my freedom is paying higher taxes and buying mandatory health insurance. If I fail to do so, I must pay a fine. That is not the kind of freedom that I recited the oath of enlistment for.

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    justamick 11/12/2009 4:08am

    My oath was to support and defend the Constitution of these United States. This legislation is a blatetent “slap in the face” of all Americans. Guess what? Members of Congress AND the President took oaths to uphold the Constitution of the United States. This is a blatent attempt to usurp the Constitutions autority and overpower the people of this country.

    History always repeats itself… Cant you see the similarities between the US and Rome? Oppression always begins at the surrenduring of one freedom and only gets worse from there.


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